Japan consists of four main islands: Honshu - Shikoku - Kyushu and Hokkaido. The long extension from north to south, about 3000 km, means a significative climatic change from region to region. In particular the northern island of Hokkaido and the Northern part of the big island of Honshu are affected by cold winters and incredibles snowfalls.
Alpine adventures trip takes you to discover some of the best powder locations not inflated by mass tourism yet, giving you the chance to live an unforgettable and mystical experience. In fact, thanks to visits undertaken in years and collaboration with our local partners we provide you an adventure out of the ordinary.
Hokkaido is the northern of Japan's islands, and is a relatively newly discovered territory. It has a cold climate with average seasonal temperatures well below freezing. This particular weather allows the traveler to discover natural areas not yet affected by the mass turism.
Furano area is surrounded by the chain of Mt.Tokachi and Mt.Taisetsu (2000m above sea level) dominates the landscape which during summer is colored by the presence of flowers and lavender fields. The area is also rich in thermal waters and the ability to take a bath in an Onsen (natural hot pools) after a day of powder is a priceless experience. Furano area can be divided into three main parts, all with varied and excellent conditions for the practice of backcountry and freeride. Your hotel has a central strategic position to move depending on the weather conditions of the period.
Hakkoda is a pearl and will be the greatest experience of your adventure. The resort, if it can be defined like this, consists of a single cablecar rising in the Towada - Hachimantai National Park. From your ThermalHotel, every morning after a typical Japanese breakfast, guests can use the cable car to reach one of the most amazing settings where you can ski. The area is unique for the presence of Frozen- Trees, whome are completely snow covered trees that sticks to the branches by creating amazing effects. This is one of the few areas in the world where you can see this type of natural effect, due to the particular weather zone configuration. The quality of the powder is stunning and you will live an unforgettable experience.
Tokyo is a gigantic metropolis and boasts more than 12 million inhabitants, that if one considers the urban area will reach almost 35 million. The capital city is not only an advanced technology center but also and above all, a city with great charm thanks to its rich history. Among the most famous districts we can list Ginza, the shopping area and shopping; Asakusa and Ueno, representative of the popular districts of Tokyo; Shinjuku and Shubuya, clusters of shops and services of all kinds; Obaiba, the new waterfront area that overlooks the bay of Tokyo and Disneyland, the main destination of tourists from Asian countries.
The peculiarity of our trip is the presence of a 24h/7 tour leader who will accompany you for the entire duration of your stay. Takeshi is an Italian-Japanese and there will be support for any type of organizational need. In Japan, English language is little spoken and the presence of our tour leader will solve the classic organization problems that can arise when traveling. Besides his knowledge of the area and the Japanese culture you will have a privileged position in the discovery of Japan.
The trip is designed for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 people. 6 days of skiing / snowboarding , 7 nights accomodations.
|9 days Guided Tour||February 26th > March 6th||upon request|
|Taylor Made||January - end of march||upon request|
|9 days Guided Tour||January 14th > January 22nd 2017||upon request|
|9 days Guided Tour||January 28th > February 5th 2017||upon request|
|12 days Guided Tour (Tokyo + Kyoto)||February 05th > Fenbruary 18th 2017||upon Request|